Episcopal Church of the Redeemer April 2016
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Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

April 2016 Newsletter

To seek God’s will in all that we do
To worship God as a Eucharistic community
To nurture one another in all stages of life
To go into the community to serve
To invite others to join us

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
241 SE Second Street
Pendleton, OR 97801

Church office hours are:
Tuesday        10:00AM – 2:00PM
Wednesday   10:00PM – 3:00PM
Closed for Noon Eucharist

Thursday       10:00AM – 2:00PM
If office door is locked, please knock

  • Sundays: Worship, 9am
  • Wednesdays: Eucharist, Noon
  • Tuesdays: Big Book Study, 1-3pm, Rhodes Hall
  • Tuesdays: Weight Watchers 5-6pm, Crysler Hall
  • Everyday: NA Meeting, 10:30am, Rhodes Hall
  • Everyday: AA Meeting, Noon, Rhodes Hall
  • Second Tuesdays: Finance Committee Meeting, Noon, Prodigal Son
  • Third Tuesdays: Monthly Vestry Meeting, 6:30pm, Elizabeth Room
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Redeemer Family Celebration

We will celebrate the installation of our new rector, the Reverend Charlotte Wells, on Saturday morning, April 9, with a service for the Renewal of Ministry, beginning at 11, followed immediately after with a reception in her honor in Crysler Hall.

Mark your calendars for summer fun in Cove!!!
Ascension School 2016 Camp Schedule
“All Things Bright and Beautiful”

Discovery Camp (Preschool – 2nd grade): July 5th – 7th
Beginner’s Camp (3rd – 5th grade): July 10th – 15th
Combined Camp (4th – 6th grade): July 24th – 29th
Junior High Camp (7th – 9th grade): July 17th – 23rd
Senior High Camp (10th – 12th grade): June 25th – July 2nd
Adult Camp w/ Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori:  August 4th – 7th
Register for Camps online at:
Camp Scholarship Applications are available at the Church office or the entry to Crysler Hall. 
 Cove Ascension School – 2016 Summer Camp
 ***Scholarship applications are available at the Church office or in the parish hall entry
“All Things Bright & Beautiful
CITY__________________________ ZIP_________________ PHONE____________
PARENT’S NAMES (if application is for youth camps)___________________________
Have you attended Cove Ascension School before?____________________________
Which camp do you wish to attend this summer?_______________________________
Are you or your family members of Church of the Redeemer?_____________________
If not, Church Affiliation?__________________________________________________
What type of scholarship do you need?  (Check one)
Full scholarship _____     ½ scholarship _____        ¼ scholarship _____
                                    Whatever the church can provide _____
Scholarship recipients from previous years may be asked to participate in fund raising activities for this season.  You will be contacted to help.
to Church of the Redeemer, 241 SE 2nd St., Pendleton, OR 97801
Flossie Keeler 

Junior Warden's Report
  • The basement door leading to SE Dorion had a broken door lock.This was approved by the Finance Committee and Vestry. I worked with Pendleton Lock & Key and the entire mechanism is new as of 29th Feb.
  • Randy Thomas, A Sharp Painters, met with Charlotte and me on Tuesday, February 16th to review the south side of Rectory, Rectory front steps/porch, Rectory kitchen outside steps/landing/rails, and Crysler Hall ramp. Subsequently, Finance Committee and Vestry approved.Painters will commence when weather appropriate.
  • Pacific Crest Pest Control will be working with me to treat the large elm tree on SE Dorion.
  • Gordon’s Electric replaced the outside incandescent light shining through the stained glass window above the main altar. It was replaced with an LED light March 2nd.
  • Gordon’s Electric surveyed the church lights, including Jackson Chapel and Memorial Chapel and will prepare suggestions with estimated costs.
  • SE 2nd street basement stair light was purposely broken. Gordon’s will come March 31st to survey the lighting and electrical needs, giving suggestions and estimated cost.
  • Holders for the letters in our outdoor sign, needs attention.Signmen will be calling me.
  • DO NOT FORGET - - all this belongs to all of us! So, be aware of care of our properties and report any concerns to Rev. Charlotte, Stephanie or myself.
Bill Taylor

Service Presider Eucharistic Minister Lector

Rite II Rev. Charlotte Wells David Silva Deborah Fritts

Rite I Rev. Charlotte Wells Ann Marie Hardin Lezlee Flagg
4/17 Rite I Rev. Charlotte Wells David Silva Dotty Judy

Rite II Rev. Charlotte Wells Larry Weeden Sarah Hardin
From Our Senior Warden
What a wonderfully busy month March turned out to be! We observed a Holy Lent, with book studies, formation classes, and practices for two choirs, a church cleaning, and an overnight vigil on Maundy Thursday. Thank you to all who led and participated ;in these activities. It is your generous offering of your time and talent that help make Redeemer the loving, nurturing community we have become. With Easter coming early this year, it seems we have not had a moment to breathe since Charlotte+ and Don arrived in November. She has been seemingly tireless throughout these months, and April promises a continuation of the celebratory mood.

We will celebrate the installation of our new Rector at 11 a.m. on April 9th. Please join us for the installation service and reception that will follow.

Spring is struggling to break through the clinging winter chill. The rains are bringing the flowers into bloom. I hope your April is filled with the resurgence of new life in all its glorious manifestations. Thank you for your presence and generosity in sharing the gift of your presence with all of us.

Ann Marie Hardin
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Vestry Business Meeting
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Pastor Charlotte Wells called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Room. Ann Marie Hardin opened with prayer, and Vestry members shared news about their lives since the group last met.
Vestry members present: Pastor Charlotte Wells, Senior Warden Ann Marie Hardin, Treasurer Dianne Barnes, Junior Warden Bill Taylor, Doug Harder, Jan Stewart, Rose Elder, David Silva, Kathy McCoy, David Nelson, David Keeler, and Shari Dallas. Diane Groff was not able to be present.
Minutes from the Vestry Workday on February 13 were reviewed and approved.
Because current financial statements had been made available to Vestry members via Dropbox prior to the meeting, Treasurer Dianne Barnes asked the group if there were any questions about those statements. Among items to which Dianne drew the group’s attention were that she and Dave Keeler had been working together to try to determine the best use (or intended use) of funds given as memorials to former parishioners; that Dave Keeler was also investigating and comparing checking accounts and their associated fees at local banks; and that the decision for how income from Redeemer’s annual rummage sale is used will be the Vestry’s. The Vestry voted to approve Dianne’s financial report as presented.  (A copy of Dianne’s report will be filed with minutes.)
In addition, the Vestry voted to approve a $330 payment for the tuning of the Church’s organ. They, also, voted to approve paying for the computer expertise of Steve Amsberry, who will figure out how to create a network in the church office for all three of its workstations. Finally, Redeemer’s Finance Committee—who had met Tuesday, March 8—passed on their recommendation, asking for Vestry approval to pay $2,234 to A-Sharp Painters for the repair and painting of the rectory porches and parish hall ramp. It was moved and seconded, and the Vestry voted to approve this bill.
OLD BUSINESS—1) As per the Vestry’s vote in February, Ann Marie will submit her application for assistance from the Diocesan of Eastern Oregon Foundation. She will request the amount of $7,500, which will help defray her costs for seminary. 2) Ann Marie told the Vestry that plans were moving ahead for her placement next year at Peace Lutheran Church. CDSP seminarians must fulfill this requirement, she explained, which consists of an 8 hour a week commitment in a church other than a “home church.” 3) Charlotte+ reports that research is still on-going for a cost-effective recycling solution for Redeemer.
NEW BUSINESS—1) It was moved and seconded, and the Vestry approved the filing of an annual form called, “Stewardship and Financial Information of the Reporting Congregation”—prepared by Dianne—to the National Church. 2) The Vestry also voted to approve annual preventative care for the church’s Dorion Street Elm tree, and Bill Taylor has asked Bill Quesenberry of Pacific Crest Pest Control to do this this year. 3) Bill has, also, recruited the services of contractor Jim Nuess to repair the point in the church wall, where rodents are accessing the sanctuary. Squeak! Eek! 4) Charlotte+ shared Verger Homer Bozarth’s hope to attend the 2016 Vergers’ Conference in Spokane this summer. Homer will come up with half the cost for the $500 registration fee, and he is organizing a spaghetti feed to help defray some of that expense. The Vestry voted to approve Homer’s use of Crysler Hall for that event.
Charlotte+ reports that husband Don is more excited than even she is about her April 9 installation. Both Charlotte+ and Don’s mothers will be in Pendleton for that special event.  Don and Steve Hardin have begun collaborating together to repair Redeemer’s audio and video system, so overflow participants that day seated in Crysler Hall are able to take part.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m., after the Vestry shared “a joy and a concern” with one another.
Respectfully submitted,
Shari Dallas, Vestry Clerk

BEHIND THE RAIL--Wisdom from our Altar Guild

The collection plates (to be crass), or alms basins (from Old English aelmysse through Latin, meaning “mercy and pity”) are usually made of brass or silver plate, and differ in size and style according to the desires and means of the parish.  Many feature velvet (or needlepoint) pads in the bottom, presumably to prevent the clatter of small change from disturbing the musical interlude that usually accompanies the collection of aims. 
Some Alms Basins are given to the glory of God in someone’s memory.  Unless they are used, they neither glorify our Lord nor the person remembered.  Our parish is blessed with symbolism of those we remember.
Patty Ewing-Broker, Directress
April 2016
Ultreya!  A Cry of Encouragement! Keep On Going! Onward!

Team Cursillo/Ultreya--
An invitation to all Cursillistas to help plan our future

We will gather in Cove at Ascension School, beginning at noon on Friday, April 29, 2016, and concluding at noon on Sunday, May 1.
Come join us for worship, healing service, rollos, meditations, learning, planning. $75 registration fee covers cabin accommodations and meals.

More information will be available soon on our website:

Registration forms can be found at the website or by contacting Sandy Holtz:


From the National Church:

Letter to the Church on Reconciliation

The leaders of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies issued the following letter to both houses and all Episcopalians regarding the church’s commitment to racial justice and reconciliation on March 12. 

At General Convention this summer, our church made the strongest commitment in a generation to racial justice and reconciliation. As the leaders of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, we were tasked by Resolution C019 to lead in this holy work, and thus to enable every diocese, ministry, and baptized person in our church to live and bear witness to the teaching of Jesus to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40), by respecting the dignity of every human being, and working to transform the unjust structures of society.

To honor that call, we gathered on February 3 and 4 in Austin, Texas, to share our own gifts and stories, to learn some of the church’s historic and current activities, and to begin to discern a way forward. Rather than proceed with quick fixes or instant program, we adopted two essential practices: deep listening to stories and patient commitment to mutual transformation over the long haul.

Today, we write to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us in this ministry. The pain of racial injustice and division has wracked our church and the many communities where we both proclaim and embody the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our collective prayer and action can begin to heal what is broken and nurture the Beloved Community that is God’s dream for all.

At this stage, we look forward to convening one or more church-wide gatherings where many voices can share about racial justice and reconciliation, including the myriad racial, ethnic and cultural realities that play out across Latin America, Europe, Asia and deep into indigenous communities on this continent. We have also asked the Presiding Bishop’s staff to research options for the following:

  • A gathering for listening with Anglican partners in the Global South, with particular attention to colonial and neocolonial patterns of relationship
  • Vehicles for sharing stories, developing relationships, and listening to the Other
    Age-appropriate formation and education opportunities for dismantling racism
  • A summary of the church’s current ministries and gifts for racial justice and reconciliation
  • A census or audit to gain a clearer understanding of the church’s demographic make-up and its historic and current participation in systems of racial injustice

Please join us in spending the remainder of this holy season of Lent in prayer, asking God to prepare our hearts to share and to receive the stories and truths that challenge each of us most. Join us in looking to transformation well beyond a single triennium or even the nine years of a primate’s term, beyond the United States alone, beyond new statements and policies. We share the longing of our Lord Jesus Christ for metanoia — to turn, to be reborn as a Church engaged in behaviors, commitments and relationships that reflect the love of the One who called us to be one.

In the deep love of Christ,
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings
House of Bishops Vice President  Mary Gray-Reeves
House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing
House of Bishops Vice President Dean Wolfe
House of Deputies Secretary Michael Barlowe

That's some spicy spaghetti!!

Our Verger, Homer Bozarth, has tickets to share for the Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser the church is hosting April 30th in Crysler Hall. Homer plans to attend the national Verger's convention in the fall, and ticket sales from this event will support his efforts.

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